2.25.2005

Pressing

From Jay Rosen's PressThink:
Individual journalists have the chance... Peggy Noonan made the same point yesterday in her Wall Street Journal love letter to bloggers, which was also a shrewd piece of writing. "Some brilliant rising young reporter with a growing reputation at the Times or Newsweek or Post is going to quit, go into the blogging business, start The Daily Joe, get someone to give him a guaranteed ad for two years, and become a journalistic force," she speculated. "His motive will be influence." His method will be excellence.

Yes, but influence and excellence for what? Glocal journalism isn't really a technique. It's the beginning of an answer to that question. McGill sums it up.

Glocalized journalism is a way of writing the news that describes and explains a community in the widest possible useful context, which is very often--I am tempted to say most often--a global context.

Glocal journalism exposes the local effects of global causes, the local reactions to global actions, the local opportunities of global trends, the local threats of global dangers, and the local love of global neighbors.

Glocalized journalism is not a policy. It’s a point of view.

And if you have share it, I'm sure Doug McGill would love to hear from you, so as to make a few more connections.
[read the whole article]

Doug McGill's blog is called Glocal Man.